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Windhorse Cafe

6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-9334
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (15 reviews)
“home cooked” (3 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to hang out, eat some wonderful food and visit with kind people. Every time I have been to this warm and inviting place, it has been pleasant and fun.

Thank Dean J
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for writing us this flattering opinion!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Disappointed with the coffee. Coffee (cappuccino, cafe latte) was bad. Too hot, bad foam, too watery. There are far better options for coffee in town. the coconut cream pie on the other hand was really good

Thank thae
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Sorry your cappuccino was bad. We were away for a week and our substitutes needed more training. Come again, tell us who you are and we'll give you a free replacement.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Happy fun community yoga class upstairs and cafe downstairs. Food was great, healthy comfort food that left us full. Friendly owners, thank you!

Thank sbktravelbug
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

and Thank You. Pleasure to do yoga with you and serve you in the café. Happy travels.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Windhorse is a good place to stop in for a coffee, breakfast, or even if you just need a break from exploring. The food is good, the wifi was reliable and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Nathan K
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank-you! Glad you found the Windhorse.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We do not eat breakfast out much here in Cuenca. Going to Windhorse was a treat. I had a wonderful bagel and egg special. The bagel was so good. My wife had an amazing potato hash brown (different they any we have had before). She...More

1  Thank krp87b
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

I am very happy to receive this 5 star rating. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Thank-you.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is great place to have a nourishing healthy, organic meal and capture a little of the taste of home with a taste of Ecuador. The owner are great and food is wonderful!

Thank geoff_qm
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank-you for posting your opinion to Trip Advisor. Windhorse meals are prepared by a United States cook, me, and Ecuadorian Cook working together. We love serving you.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

I can't tell you how many times I walked by The WindHorse when I was staying at the Santa Canela Hostal and walking up Calle Larga into El Centro and simply didn't notice it. (The WindHorse is located at 6-16 Calle Larga between Hermano Miguel...More

Thank David B
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

I'm so glad you noticed our little cafe and entered. The Roasted Beet Salad and Quinoa Pattie Special is an example of how we combine U.S. and Ecuador style Cuisine. Our "specials" change daily. There is also a variety of breakfast and lunch fare on...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

The owners are friendly, all the expats eating there are friendly, and you'll get good prices for home-cooked meals. I ate a good grilled cheese, and I think they will serve breakfast all day (when ingredients are still available).

Thank 504to593
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We appreciate your kind words and are glad you found us. Your friends in Cuenca.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Walking distance from our hotel. A mix of locals, tourists, and ex-pats. Charming. Solid food and coffee.

1  Thank Tricia B
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

A bit belated but Thank-you for your recommendation!

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Windhorse is one of the oldest restaurants in Cuenca, and was one of the original "Gringo cafes". The food is excellent, with great healthy ingredients and lots of good choices, all at a very good price. We had the Guatamala breakfast, as well as...More

Thank Paul S
lucillealtemus, Propietario at Windhorse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Wow!, I missed this recommendation earlier but now see it and am very grateful to you for taking the time to write it.

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Diana A
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Response from lucillealtemus | Property representative |
We remember toasting bagels for your husband. We did answer his question about bacon that we do not have bacon, that is true. We do however have eggs, hash browns and other options. Sorry for the misunderstanding. We are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 7
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-9334
Description
Windhorse Cafe is open 8am - 3pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tues. We serve breakfast all-day, several American type sandwiches, Chef Salad, and a daily special. Lucy's Pies are baked fresh daily. Coffee is freshly brewed and we have an Italian machine for making cappuchino, latte's and espresso. We are a friendly place.
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